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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bacteria associated with the human body exchange genes more often than bacteria that are not linked to humans, according to a new analysis.

Horizontal gene transfer is a common method through which prokaryotes exchange genes, including antibiotic resistance genes and virulence factors. An international team of researchers has now adapted a phylogeny-based detection method to examine the occurrence of horizontal gene transfer among human-associated bacteria.

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30
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22
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